Joondalup: Moon the shih tzu maltese nurses sick and injured kittens back to health

Moon the shih tzu maltese with one of the kittens he helped care for. Pic @cute_moonbear/Instagram
Moon the shih tzu maltese with one of the kittens he helped care for. Pic @cute_moonbear/Instagram

A MALTESE shih tzu from Joondalup called Moon has found his calling in life – nursing injured or sick kittens back to health.

A Warwick vet has officially hired Moon as its ‘client liaison officer’ after he saved 74 kittens in need.

Five-year-old Moon was given the role when his owner and Warwick Vet Hospital veterinary nurse Kate Hayes discovered his passion for helping other animals.

Whether walking clients through the door, greeting them with a wagging tail at reception, or cuddling and cleaning kittens, Moon’s work does not go unnoticed by staff.


“A lot of the cats we get are street cats brought in by members of the public,” Kate said.

“They are not threatened by Moon because he has a gentle, calming nature.”

Moon first developed his love for animals when Kate fostered a three-legged kitten named Phoenix who underwent surgery.

Since then, he has helped foster 74 kittens who have all gone to loving homes.

He has also helped foster two puppies, showing the same nurturing qualities as he does with kittens.


With more than 11,800 followers on Instagram, Moon has become a social media sensation.


“We all love him – he helps me and our clients a lot,” Kate said.

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